Stages & Screenings

Chula World Film: Ma' Rosa (2016)

‘Ma Rosa’ is the story of Rosa, her husband Nestor and their three children, who run a convenience store, in a crowded chawl of Manila city, also peddling in drugs, to make both ends meet. Rosa is a good mother, wife, friend, but her life changes, when she and her husband are arrested by the police for their drug-trade. The rest of the film takes place in the police station, where they ‘negotiate’ with the police personnel to be set free, and it ‘costs’ the family a lot , in more ways than one.

It’s a simple story with a powerful impact, pulsatingly told by the director, in verite style and real time, with a hand-held camera. In many ways, Mendoza is the progenitor of the new-wave cinema in the Philippines .

Rosa, played by veteran Filipino artist Jaclyn Jose, won her the Best Actress award at the prestigious Cannes Festival, and since then, the film has created waves around the world.

There will be a Zoom Q&A with the famous director after the screening.

Screening is Free, but Bookings are essential.

Dr. Tiam Chokwadhana Auditorium
Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University

254 Phayathai Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

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